NEW YORK (
Research In Motion
shares continued their recent momentum on Monday, climbing 2.06% to $11.90 before market open.
The Canadian handset maker's stock closed up 13.65% during Friday's shortened trading day, boosted by
positive analyst sentiment
and the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 launch.
Earlier this month, RIM confirmed that its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 technology will
at a launch event on Jan. 30, 2013.
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, which announced a slew of
deals last week, crept up 0.25% to $572.95 in premarket trading.
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was another gainer, rising 0.51% to $19.82.
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shares, however, slipped 0.36% to $27.60 in premarket trading, despite ending Friday's session up 2.78%.
now under way, online retail's in the spotlight. Shares of
gained 0.33% to reach $49.17 before market open. Online retail giant
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, however, dipped 0.37% to $239.
Some $1.042 billion was spent on online sales during Black Friday, a 26% increase on Black Friday 2011, according to
. The research firm also reported that for the first 23 days of November 2012 $13.7 billion has been spent online, a 16% increase on the corresponding days last year.
--Written by James Rogers in New York.
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